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Letter #1840

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1538-03-21

English register:

Dantiscus is taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the return of the Provost [Paweł Płotowski to Frauenburg (Frombork)] to announce that a member of the Gdańsk (Danzig) Town Council, Doctor Ioannes Tresler, has convinced him to postpone the case of the beer duties until the next Diet, unless complaints from his subjects incline Dantiscus to intervene with the King. Dantiscus declares that as a guardian of common privileges and the interests of his homeland [Royal Prussia], he will no longer tolerate this lawlessness and will not neglect his responsibilities in the matter. The addressee will soon be obliged to do the same.

The matters discussed with the Provost will probably be recounted by him.

Dantiscus recommends patience to Giese regarding matters in Rome.

            received [1538]-03-23

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 13-16
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